Effective 03/16/2020, Child Care Resource and Referral Network will discontinue walk in services until further notice. No trainings, car seat inspections, events, meetings, and visits to child care programs will be conducted until further notice.

Emergency Child Care Stipend Program

The Governor announced the emergency child care stipends on Friday March 27, 2020 as the first part of our multi-pronged strategy to support child care providers who are opening their programs during this time of crisis to offer emergency child care for essential workers. You can listen to Governor Pritzker’s Daily Press Briefing here:  Gov. Pritzker Announces Measures to Continue Supporting Working Families, People Experiencing Homelessness and Child Care Providers.

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) through the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) System is offering one time stipends to assist child care programs that opt to open and provide child care for the children of Essential Workers. We want to stress that these services should be provided only when Essential Workers have no other options available. The goal is to practice social distancing and for children to stay at home whenever possible.

Eligible child care programs (see #2 on the application) need to complete and submit the Stipend Application along with a W-9 for Emergency Child Care and the required documents to:  eccgrants@inccrra.org.

Please review the following.

The details of this initiative, the application and required forms are below.

Emergency Child Care Stipend Program

Emergency Child Care Stipend Program: Center Attendance Form

Emergency Child Care Stipend Program: Family Child Care Attendance Form

W9 Form

Applications must be submitted to eccgrants@inccrra.org!

Useful Links:

Provider Temporary Attendance Exemption Policy.

Attendance Exception Form.

Emergency Child Care for Communities & Providers. Webpage to connect parents and providers with information for offering and accessing child care for essential workers within the community during this pandemic.

This is a precautionary public safety measure based on guidance from the Illinois Department of Human Services and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health for prevention and spread of the COVID-19 virus.

CCRRN is committed to the health and safety of the community. In order to continue effectively serving families and child care providers, we ask that visitors make alternative arrangements to submit documents or make inquiries. Please use one of the following alternative methods:
Telephone: (309) 828-1892 or (800)437-8256

Fax: During the COVID-19 emergency, we will accept all documents, including child care certificates via fax. The only exception will be picture i.d.’s, since they are illegible via fax. (309) 828-0526.

E-mail: During the COVID-19 emergency, we will accept all types of documents, including certificates via e-mail. Picture i.d.’s can be submitted via e-mail (as long as they are legible). For all CCAP documents please use ccap@ccrrn.com and for all others use info@ccrrn.com.

We appreciate that stress levels are high right now, and we will do our best to provide the best possible service to you, using these alternative methods. Thank you for your cooperation. We will provide updates via the Facebook page and website regularly.

For facts about the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.


Finding Childcare

Provider Training Calendar

Car Seat Inspection Station Schedule

Parent Resources

Child Care Resource & Referral Network
207 W. Jefferson, Suite 301
Bloomington, IL 61701

Call Us
(309) 828-1892
(800) 437-8256

Fax Number: (309) 828-0526

Email Us

Office Hours: 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Child Care Resource and Referral Network services provided in the Illinois counties of:

DeWitt, Ford, Livingston, Mclean.

Traffic Safety Resource Center services provided in the Illinois counties of:

Clark, Champaign, Christian, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston, Macon, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby Vermillion.